Manchester Libraries, Read Regional and Manchester City of Literature are proud to present three of the best new writers in Manchester: Lara Williams, Keith Hutson and Oliver Harris. Their works range from a secret society for women who throw wild Bacchanalian-inspired feasts, a contemporary spy novel set in Kazakhstan and a collection of poems that explore the lives of variety performers including Hylda Baker, Frankie Howerd, Willy Netta’s Singing Jockeys and The Bryn Pugh Sponge Dancers!

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Each spring, the Read Regional campaign celebrates selected new books from the North of England. At libraries and literary festivals across the North, authors take part in events where you can hear about their writing and talk to them about their work. Read Regional 2020-21 takes place digitally. Find out more about all the titles and authors on our Read Regional page.